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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking, Even in Your 60s

Medical Worker Medical Team

In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive medicine, researchers found that older adults who quit smoking in their 60s had a lower chance of dying as they aged than those who continued smoking. This study involved 160,000 participants older than age 70 who were tracked from 2004 to 2011. For people who quit at age 60, they experienced a 23 percent lower risk of death than current smokers.